ADULT RIDING AND HORSEMANSHIP CLUBS
DATES : Thursdays 10.00am to 12.30pm; Saturdays 2.30pm to 5.00pm
VENUE : JINDABYNE EQUESTRIAN RESORT
COST : $60 with own horse or $66 using one of our horses
CONTACT : The JE Team 02 6456 7333 OR
The basis of Adult Riding Club has always been on building confidence in a friendly and social environment. This term we are enhancing our format with a greater focus on training the rider to better understand and work with their horse. Ensuring the right foundations are set to achieve a soft and willing partner, no matter what style of riding or discipline you wish to pursue.
We will begin with an extra half hour segment dedicated to the ideology of horsemanship. Commencing at 10am in the restaurant with a complimentary hot beverage, we will explore techniques mastered by top trainers that will help us to understand our horses natural behaviour and how this infuences their performance.
Now that it’s warmer we will go back to implementing techniques through ground work in the round yard and translating those exercises to the saddle.
Rider position and balance will remain an important focus through various exercises in the indoor arena continuing to concentrate on improving your riding.
Nice weather days may lend themselves to some social trail riding however our priority is with your own goals and interests.
You can BYO own horse or we will match you up to a suitable horse of ours for the duration of the term.
The Hayloft Restaurant will be open for lunch afterwards with special lunch deals available to ARC participants.
Private lessons are also available. All new comers to Adults Riding Club are encouraged to partake in a one hour private lesson prior to attending their first meet in order to familiarise themselves with our facilities, horses and ARC routines.
Please enquire on 6456 7333 for more information.
Why join an Adult Riding and Horsemanship Club:
An opportunity to meet people you would never have met. Horse riding in a club spans personalities and cultures.
Really, truly “interact” with the great outdoors. Feel the air, smell the foliage, see nature’s beauty.
Enjoy a connection with a horse. It’s simply not the same as a dog, cat, or other domesticated animal.
Develop your sense of body awareness. Move your body in a way that promotes health and well-being and become fitter and more athletic. Can you feel your arms/legs/core/seat in any other sport the way you can when you’re on a horse’s back?
Learn important life “truths” from our equine friends. See how a horses world revolves around relationships, leadership, social skills and communication, much the same as ours.
Discover traits in yourself that you never knew existed and reasons to continue their development.
The movement of a horse can at times be exhilarating, or at times downright nerve-wrecking, Embrace the full gamut.
Develop new “nerve endings” distinguish between “give” and “release”. Discover the nuances between lower legs that “wrap” around the horse versus the legs that grip and clench. Work towards the day your seat can essentially communicate your very thoughts.
Discover “balance” in more ways than one. Balance in feeding versus not, rest and activity, riding indoors and out, and following versus resisting.
Have something to talk about that not everybody does. Accept that outside of riding club some people will turn off. Enjoy those who can relate.
Borrow a sense of freedom otherwise not available. Where physical, mental, emotional or social limitations are forgotten...
Join in this term.
In the round yard
Ground work plays a very important part in confidence and training
Beautiful days lend themselves to riding further afield
learning how to move cattle around the property
relaxing ride on the 200 acres
Grass is green here
Lucy applying dental care
Local expert visit
Lucy the equine dentist sharing a some of her knowledge
Kevin the chiropractor
Kevin sharing some of his expert knowledge
Hugo after Kevin's work
Ryan Leliard from Snowy Equine
Ryan gave us a great deal of his time discussing many issues and ailments to watch out for
Marshall rides again